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Digital lab to enhance ICT skills of young generations

RANGPUR, April 20, 2017 (BSS) - Speakers here underscored proper
utilisation of the digital laboratories in the educational institutions to enhance knowledge and skill of the young generations in the information and communication technologies (ICT).

Government officials came up with the opinion at a views-sharing
meeting on 'Ensuring Proper Utilisation, Security and Maintenance of the Sheikh Rassel Digital Lab' held at conference room of the Deputy Commissioner here on Wednesday.

The district administration organised the meeting with assistance of the ICT Division under the 'Establishment of Computer and Language Lab in Educational Institutions all over the country' Project.

Officials of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary
Education, Upazila Nirbahi Officers, Principals, Headmasters, Superintendents and Heads of 45 educational institutions, ICT teachers and student representatives attended the meeting.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Wahiduzzaman attended the meeting as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Ruhul Amin Mian in the chair.

Deputy Director (System and Training) of the Department of Information and Communication Technology Md Rabiul Islam addressed the meeting as the special guest.

Programmer at the Deputy Commissioner's Officer Tahniatul Islam
delivered welcome speech narrating the objectives of the meeting as well as tremendous importance of the Sheikh Russel Digital Labs at educational institutions.

District Education officer Roksana Begum and Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ziaur Rahman also spoke.

Rabiul Islam said each of the labs are equipped with adequate number of laptops, a printer, a scanner, a multi-media projector, two routers and equipment for creating ample scope for the students in language learning under the project.

"Side by side with enhancing ICT skills of the students, the labs will provide training on nine different languages, including English and other foreign languages, contributing toward increasing their earnings from outsourcing jobs," he said.

The chief guest called upon authorities of the educational institutions and ICT teachers for ensuring best utilisation of the Sheikh Rassel Digital Labs to educate the students on easy use of internet and learn different languages to enhance their ICT skills.

"The ICT teachers should conduct classes following the modern digitised teaching methodologies so that the students could easily understand lessons, enhance skills and knowledge," he added.